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The Impact of Physical Education on Obesity among Elementary School Children

John Cawley, David Frisvold, Chad Meyerhoefer

NBER Working Paper No. 18341
Issued in August 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Emory Global Health Institute, and a Faculty Research Grant from Lehigh University. We thank Griffin Edwards and John Zimmerman for research assistance. For helpful comments, we thank Charles Courtemanche, Inas Rashad Kelly, seminar participants, and conference participants at the American Economic Association annual meeting, American Society of Health Economics biennial meeting, NBER Health Economics program Spring meeting, and the Southern Economic Association annual meeting. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Emory Global Health Institute, and a Faculty Research Grant from Lehigh University. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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